Friday, June 22, 2012

Easy Art


A while back I bought a box of notecards of various cities around the world from T.J. Maxx for a few dollars.  They looked like little pieces of art to me so I snatched them up thinking I could do something fun with them.  They've been sitting on my desk until just a few days ago when I finally had a plan.  As you know, I've been redecorating the guest room and I thought these would make for a great DIY art piece in between the windows.  When I think of a guest room I instantly think of traveling because usually the person staying in there would have traveled from another place.  These little cards definitely speak to that.  Now I just needed an idea of what to do with them, so off I went around the house in search of an existing item to help create some art with these cards. 


Down in the basement I came across this empty frame that used to hang in our library room a while back.  The best part...it's green!  It's hard to tell from the dark picture (many of my projects occur when Charley is sleeping and it's dark out, hence the not so great pics).  So the frame matches the bedside tables which is perfect because I wanted to add more bits of green into the room.

At first I thought I might place the cards in the frame collage style, but then I had a different idea.



I attached picture wire using a staple gun from one side to the other on the back of the frame.  Then I rummaged through a craft drawer and found mini, wooden clothespins and I hung the cards on the wire.



This was such a quick and easy project and only cost me $3.99 for the box of notecards.  I love that!  I also love that the cards could easily be swaped out for something different down the road if I get in the mood to change it up.  Me?  Change something around?  Never. 

 I did a couple other DIY art-ish pieces for the guest room so stay tuned!
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1 comment:

  1. I love this. Several years ago I took an old window casing where the glass had been broken out. I hung glass ornaments from the tops of the four empty panes with little metal eyes. Then I added eyes to the top and strung the old window from a tree in our backyard near our pool so it makes outdoor art. Total cost of the project about 15.00 with buying the glass ornaments.

    So glad your mom links your blog posts on FB. I enjoy them.

    Kathleen

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